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Can We Fight ISIS on the Internet?

ISIS has been all over the news with their huge social media presence on Twitter and YouTube. How does the US counteract this social media attack? Like many social media users would…by trolling.

Learn More:
Think Again Turn Away
http://thinkagainturnaway.tumblr.com/post/97156750739/isis-has-taken-over-the-al-zuhour-orphanage-in
” Some truths about terrorism. A project of the U.S. Department of State”

Twitter: Think Again Turn Away
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThinkAgainTurnAway

How ISIS Games Twitter
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/06/isis-iraq-twitter-social-media-strategy/372856/
“The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets.”

CSCC FACT SHEET
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/116709.pdf

U.S. Department of State: CSCC
http://www.state.gov/r/cscc/
“The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC) was established at the direction of the President
and the Secretary of State to coordinate, orient, and inform government-wide foreign communications activities
targeted against terrorism and violent extremism, particularly al-Qaida and its affiliates and adherents. ”

Public Diplomacy 2.0
http://iis-db.stanford.edu/pubs/23842/MEJ_article.pdf
” A case study of the US Digital Outreach Team”

State Department combats Islamic State recruitment via social media
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-state-department-islamic-social-media-20140906-story.html
“The U.S. State Department continues to ratchet up anti-terrorism efforts for an English-speaking audience, with its latest YouTube video satirizing recruitment efforts for the Islamic State.”

The State Department is Actively Trolling Terrorists on Twitter
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/02/state-department-cscc-troll-terrorists-twitter-think-again-turn-away
“Here’s one way the US government is trying to combat terrorism without the use of controversial explosions.”

Barack Obama’s Social Media Flame War Against ISIS
http://time.com/3305202/isis-barack-obama-social-media/
“As Islamic militants flood social media, the State Department has ramped up efforts to neutralize jihadist propaganda online”

Newest U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Trolling
http://www.wired.com/2012/07/counterterrorism-trolls/all/
“In the decade since 9/11, the U.S. government has used a wide variety of tactics against terrorists.”

Islamic State Pushes Social-Media Battle With West
http://online.wsj.com/articles/isis-pushes-social-media-battle-with-west-1408725614
“The gruesome James Foley execution video released this week by Islamic State marks the highest-profile offensive by the militant group in a social-media battle with the West that has escalated in recent months.”

Watch More:
ISIS Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0CO0PT_kEKkd3Q9grmgsWqj3xRhYcMz
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